Residential steel buildings are a quite common sight these days. With all the benefits they provide, it is not surprising. While these buildings might bring about ideas of military, agricultural or industrial use, their versatility and ability to be customized makes them ideal for residential use as well.
Popular Residential Uses Include
Some might be surprised to hear this, but many people are living in steel homes such as barndominiums. Steel buildings come with a lot of advantages, like low costs, less maintenance, durability, long life span, energy saving, etc. construction data from recent years clearly shows that there has been a 15% increase in the construction of a steel home.
One of the most significant advantages of living in such a building is the unhindered free space you get. It is so because steel is a light material, so it doesn’t need additional support in the form of walls and pillars. In the end, what you get is an open and unobstructed space. It can be rearranged in any way you want with the help of portioning and clever decoration.
But being a house is not the only way a steel building can serve as a residential building. There are many more uses, some of which are mentioned below.
With their clear-span space, steel garage buildings have always been a favorite choice for many homeowners. Using one as a garage is preferable and safe, and less expensive.
Workshops need room for the equipment and related instruments and movement. The open interior makes it relatively easy for the homeowners to build a small studio or a workshop in a steel building attachment. There is an unobstructed space that can be customized according to your preference.
Every home could use more space. Typically, the attic is used for this purpose, but sometimes, it is not enough. Whether it’s a kayak, plumbing or electricity equipment, or even your children’s toys, a steel storage building can handle it all.
Why Choose Residential Buildings?
Less Construction Work
Steel buildings do not require much construction work. The foundation doesn’t need extensive excavation work. Plus, all of the material is already precut and drilled already, so all that is left to do is assemble it. This also reduces the cost and the time needed for construction.
Increase The Property Value
An attached steel garage or shed actually increases the resale value of your home. And if the entire home is a steel building, the chances are that insurance rates will be much better because of the increased durability.
You can customize the whole space in whatever way you want. The accessible interior space does not limit your ability to do so in any way.
If you fear that your steel home will be very cold or hot, then you don’t need to worry. Studies have shown that steel buildings are able to reduce energy consumption to a whopping 50%.
Less Maintenance And Repair
Steel residential buildings are highly durable and don’t get damaged easily. In reality, not much maintenance is required, and even fewer repairs would be needed.
Easy To Build
Since steel buildings are pre-fabricated, you get pre-cut and drilled components that generally come with an assembly manual (ask your representative). They make for a great DIY project but you will likely need at least a couple sets of hands.